Below is a list of resources for women business owners, and women in business. We welcome input and suggestions to our Resources Page. Please email[email protected] with your suggestion!
NAWBO maintains a content-rich library of indispensable resources and referrals that expand member reach and promote member success.
The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) is a source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs. The mission of SCORE is to grow successful small businesses across America, one business at a time.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent agency of the federal government that aids, counsels, assists and protects the interests of small business.
The Iowa SBDC’s 15 regional business assistance centers serve all 99 counties in Iowa and provide practical, hands-on assistance to all types of businesses, from start-ups to 500 employee firms. Free, confidential, customized business counseling is provided on specific business needs and includes business planning and modeling, cash flow projections, market research services, loan proposal assistance and business growth strategies. Affordable training classes and workshops address key topics for business owners focused on learning skills and growing their businesses.
IASourceLink is where business begins in Iowa for a start up or a small business that is expanding or relocating. IASourceLink is Iowa's online clearinghouse of statewide information that quickly connects entrepreneurs and small businesses to the most comprehensive and current network of over 300 resource providers located across Iowa.
The Targeted Small Business program of the Iowa Department of Economic Development is designed to help women, minorities and the disabled overcome some of the major hurdles of starting or growing a small business in Iowa. Since its inception more than two decades ago, the TSB program has issued hundreds of loans totaling millions of dollars to Iowa small business owners. The program also provides early access to state agency procurement listings, free one-on-one technical assistance and listing in the TSB online directory.
This national nonpartisan public policy organization, Women Impacting Public Policy, advocates for and on behalf of women-owned businesses in the legislative process of our nation. WIPP creates economic opportunities and builds bridges and alliances to other business organizations. Through WIPP, the collective voice of women makes a powerful impact on Capitol Hill and with the Administration.
Identify your state legislators so that you can communicate your views and hear about their activities. Subscribe to their e-newsletters, attend their gatherings in your community and let them get to know you.